Burapha

Company Information

Burapha is a bus company that sells a range of combo tickets between Koh Chang and Bangkok and Pattaya. As Koh Chang is an island, tickets include ferry transfers across to the island as well as bus transportation.

Many of the buses include pick up directly from the main airport in Bangkok which is Suvarnabhumi Airport and then takes you straight to Koh Chang from there. Longer routes on Express buses provide food, snacks, and drinks as well as blankets.

Depending on the different routes buses may vary. Some of these are Express buses which are large and have spacious seating and reclining seats. Other routes however use minivans which are much smaller and do not have a full range of amenities.

Routes served by Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus Company

This bus company services a variety of routes around Thailand although these are mostly focused on travel to and from Koh Chang. You can get directly to Koh Chang or to the pier in Trat from where there are also options to get to Koh Kood and Koh Mak.

Suvarnabhumi Airport–Koh Chang

Tickets from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang cost THB680 and are sold in the form of combo tickets including minivan or bus transport and ferry transfers. Buses leave the airport at 7.50 am, 11 am, or 2 pm and there is also a bus at 11 pm. The journey takes between 6 and 7 hours.

Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi Airport

A very convenient service if you need to get directly from Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Buses are quite reliable as far as the travel time is concerned and leave from Klong Son on Koh Chang. Tickets on this bus are priced at THB680. Buses leave at 7 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm. The journey takes between 6 and 7 hours and depends on the bus option you choose as this route uses both minivans and Express buses.

Pros

Burapha Bus Company offers direct pick up at the main airport in Bangkok which means you can go straight to Koh Chang as soon as you arrive without having to travel to the bus station in Bangkok independently.

As Burapha Bus Company offers combo tickets that include bus and ferry journeys to Koh Chang this is one of the cheapest ways to travel to the island.

All buses have air conditioning including mini vans.

Cons

Some of the buses that serve these routes are Express buses and others are minivans. If you feel uncomfortable when travelling in a minivan you will need to check ahead of time to find out which kind of vehicle will be used.

Minivans do not have as much legroom as the larger buses and do not include complementary food and snacks.

Air conditioning inside minivans may not always work.

Keep in mind

Booking a ticket with this company means that you will not have to transfer between different operators when you get to the ferry at Koh Chang which can make for an easier and quicker journey.

What travellers say

There are some reports of buses being delayed and failing to leave on time. This is a fairly frequent occurrence in Thailand although you should make sure to leave time for any connecting journey (such as a flight out of Bangkok).

Some passengers prefer to take an Express Bus rather than a minivan for safety and comfort reasons. Minivans are usual quicker and do not have a full range of amenities, and there have been reports of drivers exceeding the speed limit when driving minivans. If you suffer from motion sickness you may prefer to take an Express bus rather than a minivan.

Passengers have reported that the bus company desk in Koh Chang is clearly marked and easy to find and that customer service are friendly and speak good English.

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Koh Chang - Pattaya
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07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
Koh Chang - Suvarnabhumi Airport
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07:00, 17:00
Pattaya - Koh Chang
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Burapha Company Reviews

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99.3% of 4,301 travelers were presumably happy with Burapha as they left good or no review
RT
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Nov 13, 2019
Meeting point was on bus station, but the instructors for that were poor... Otherwise good trip, only 5ppl in the bus. Driver was nice and drove fast but safely.
AH
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Oct 30, 2019
Single seats a bit cramped but delivered to resort as well. Win. Win
SZ
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Oct 21, 2019
В 14:00 СТАРТ ИЗ АЭРОПОРТА В 20:00 В гостинице. Развозят до дверей. Остановок не было. Автобус конечно бывалый, но доехали нормально, при возможности садитесь в переднюю часть салона. С зади потряхивает. Цена обратной дороги при наличии билета ТУДА 550 бат. Мелочь, а приятно
CW
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Oct 21, 2019
It’s very convenient to get to koh chang directly without transfers and it’s on time as well.
SL
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Sep 5, 2019
On time departure and instructions from airport counter was clear. 2 stops were made. Transport only stop at Kai Bae beach; any stop beyond, transport driver will help to call for taxis. Through their contact, the taxi rate is cheaper. 1 major con: Passenger van is very squeezy! I'm at 1.62m and already has difficulty sitting through an 6-8 hrs journey. Overall, service from transport company were quite good. Hope future their van will be more spacious for leg space.
LH
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Jun 17, 2019
Great, no problems at all, all in time and comfortable ride.
LN
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, May 19, 2019
Good trip down, stopped twice for toilet breaks, bit of confusion when got to ferry port, driver said missed ferry and would get 5 o clock one, went to loo and get drink, driver got on 4.30 ferry without us. Got next ferry, driver waiting at ferry point, much to annoyance of all other passengers. Haho but all good in the end.
KK
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van Regional 14pax, Burapha, May 14, 2019
Quick and easy. Good value for the money. Beware: A/C is icecold and driver did not understand our pleas for making it less cold:-/ if your sensitive to A/C cold, bring your sweater
TE
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Apr 29, 2019
Service, very personable and efficient, only negatives are that the seats are quite small and the gaps between rows of seats not suitable for anyone taller than about 5 foot 10
JH
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Apr 21, 2019
Love that they took us right to our hotel. A/C could have been colder, but otherwise great.
FC
3
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Apr 15, 2019
The bus was on time and for an extra 100 bath per each picked us up directly at the hotel instead of at the meeting point in Klong Son. Overall, the trip was comfortable although the seats are very small and my seat belt could not be fastened as the strap was sewed near the buckle, and as I was seated in front of the handrail that was kind of unsafe. The air con was working fine. The driver was a character, always shouting on the phone. When we got back on the bus after a stop he always counted all the passangers to see if anybody was missing and at the end counted himself too. He was a good entertainment and needed as the trip is very long.
TS
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van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Apr 12, 2019
The driver did not take me all the Way! I had to take A taxi from Kai Bai to my hotel on the other side of Bang Bao????
MR
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Apr 5, 2019
Everything was on time, as scheduled. The trip went without any problems. Comfortable, fast and reliable service.
JR
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 30, 2019
Safe and comfortable drive. Dropped at hotel as appointed. I am very satisfied with this company.
HJ
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 28, 2019
Bestilt fra Danmark, alt kørte som planlagt
RL
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van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 16, 2019
Well organized. Nice bus with a good trunk for large suitcases. Very nice and good driver. Thank you!
EC
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van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 9, 2019
We did not stop for 4 hours. But the stuff was very nice and Im shure if we will ask they will stop.
EB
5
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 6, 2019
Very nice and comfortable trip - do prefer the big bus
AW
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Mar 6, 2019
Good journey back to BKK airport with enough stops for toilet breaks and food, the only downside was the awful suspension on the vehicle which seemed non existent at times.
TM
4
van Regional 14pax, Burapha, Feb 13, 2019
Mini bus departed on time at 11am, there r 2 toilet stops, each stop abt 15 min. Reach natural pier ferry at 4.25pm and go down from the mini bus take all bags with you take the 45min ferry reached koh Chang at 5.50pm. and there r van will send us direct to our hotel ! The driver are friendly the mini bus is clean, just the seat I wish it can slightly bigger, I am a 158cm female 50kg and the seat still small to me (゜o゜; the mini bus can fit abt 20pax

Burapha Stations

Koh Chang Pier Suvarnabhumi Burapha Klong Son Bus Klong Son